How to Organize Hobby and Craft items

Published On June 23, 2016 | By Maria Fredgaard | Living small, Storage

You probably know this feeling.

You are in your creative mood, and you feel like doing a DIY project, paint etc. but because you don’t have a permanent spot for it, it just not that easy to find all your things and get started.

It’s important to have quick access to your craft items, in order to get started.

To make best use of your craft items you need to gather them in one place.

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When you have easy access, it’s easier to locate your items and get started on your next project.

If you have space for a permanent craft corner it’s the best solution, in order to be able to get back on the project, whenever you have an hour or a Saturday off.

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This furniture is from Expand Furniture.

If you need more space, you can store all your items in a piece of furniture like the one above.

Here you have everything close by, and you just fold up the table, when you feel the urge to be creative. This way you won’t have a desk taking up space between your projects.

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This craft station cost $199 here including shipping.

Another solution is this craft station. It’s pretty genius, because you can adjust the angle, and you can store pens and pencils on each side of the table.

Below the table you even have a cut holder, which is a good idea, because it can’t be on the table due to the inclined work area.

It has wheels, which gives you the option to move it around in your apartment / house, so you can get it out of the way when you are having guests over, or you just need the space for another purpose.

Making space for craft items

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You can hide your craft items inside closet.

Take out the shelves, and insert a desk. The cabinet doors can be uses as storage and as mood board.

This solutions enables you to close the doors, and hide away your projects, so they don’t create extra clutter in the room.

Another option is to turn your craft station into an inspiring part of the space.

Mount a pin board above the table, and put things on it that inspire you. See it as an opportunity to get some of your exciting stuff out of shelves and drawers, where you wouldn’t have seen them anyway.

DIY storage

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When you organize your stuff, make sure to have enough storage and small containers, so your stuff don’t end up on tables and other surfaces.

You can make your own cups like the ones above. It’s an old piece of wood, a jar and metal strips.

The better you organize your workstation, the more likely you will be able to concentrate on the things that matters, your creativity.

Image source: Pinterest.



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